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Europe Vs. America: Which Will Win The Battle For In-Car Wifi?

Europe Vs. America: Which Will Win The Battle For In-Car Wifi?

In the 1967 film The Graduate, Mr. McGuire pulls young Benjamin Braddock aside and offers him one word of advice about the future: "Plastics". In the upcoming remake (starring Jennifer Aniston as hot-to-trot housewife Mrs. Robinson), "plastics" could just as easily be replaced with "mobile wifi"... read more

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2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550

Mercedes To Make Its Xenon Headlights Even Brighter

Xenon headlights are the brightest thing on the road at night, and Mercedes-Benz is making them even brighter. Starting in December 2010, production of E-Class and S-Class... read more October 29, 2010 by  0

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Google Puts Geolocation Front And Center For Searchers

Pundits have said it for years, but the chorus has grown louder in recent months: geolocation is the biggest trend since social networking. If you own a smartphone you... read more October 28, 2010 by  0

2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer: Inflatable Rear Seat Belts Are Here

It has been just about a year since Ford announced that the company would make available an inflatable rear seat belt that would incorporate airbag technology in a seat-belt... read more October 27, 2010 by  0

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Mavizon Taps The Power Of Your Smartphone To Make A Smart Car

Several months ago, we talked about the Chevy Volt app, which allows Volt owners to unlock their vehicle, check battery levels, and more, all from their smartphones. Then, GM... read more October 26, 2010 by  0

Homer Simpson on TomTom

TomTom Posts Major Profit Loss: Is The End Near?

Earlier today, TomTom posted a major drop in profit for the third quarter of 2010. How major? About 37%. That may not be the deathknell for the Dutch telematics company, but... read more October 20, 2010 by  0

Screencap from AutoNOMOS Labs self-driving taxi

Video: Yes, You Can Finally Drive Your Car With An iPad. Well, Almost.

Last week, Google shared its new self-driving cars with the world, and Android acolytes said that it was good. Now Apple fanboys have cause to celebrate -- in their cool... read more October 18, 2010 by  0

Speck Toughskin for TomTom

TomTom Offers Roadside Assistance To Users Of iPhone App & GPS Devices

TomTom, the location and navigation provider, has launched a roadside assistance service which will be made available to users of their GPS devices as well as the TomTom App... read more October 13, 2010 by  1

Google logo

Getting Along Without a Google-Car Just Fine, Thanks

Would you fall in love with a car that drives itself--or would it drive you and your family nuts? On the one hand, who wouldn’t love to be able to sit back during a... read more October 12, 2010 by  9

2006 Lincoln LS Sport

FBI Tracks Lincoln--Until Mechanic Catches Them

It’s not unusual for auto repair customers to request that in the course of routine maintenance (an oil change is a good example), the technician look underneath the... read more October 11, 2010 by  1

Vlingo InCar beta

Vlingo InCar Lets Android Users Text, Talk Completely Hands-Free

We all know how dangerous--and illegal--texting while driving can be. We also know that if we don't respond to that message within the next five minutes, the world will end... read more October 7, 2010 by  0


Today at High Gear Media: Paris Show, Ford F-150 and Texting

Today's the day: we're prepped, penned and all charged up for the rollercoaster that is the 2010 Paris Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Some of the embargoes seem to have leaked... read more September 29, 2010 by  0

Texting while driving

IIHS: Texting Bans Could Be Ineffective

A new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has concluded laws banning texting while driving do not decrease... read more September 29, 2010 by  2

2010 Lexus IS 350C with F Sport wheels and brakes

Are Anti-Lock Brakes Unsafe?

I don't like anti-lock brakes. I cannot stop as quickly on snow as I would stop if I pumped the old style brakes. Your article about "Experienced Drivers" making "Deadly... read more September 24, 2010 by  4

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Big SUVs and Theft

It begins today: High Gear Media is running the 2010 Fireball Run Adventurally! We'll talk about it a lot over the next 10 days until @raywert covers his ears and goes, "La... read more September 23, 2010 by  0

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Video: Volkswagen's Talking Newspaper Ad

Times are getting mighty weird, folks. It took me a while to get used to people talking to themselves in their cars before I realized they had hands-free devices for the... read more September 23, 2010 by  0


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